RIZLA SUZUKI goes to the fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Mondello Park in the Republic of Ireland this weekend ready to tackle the highly technical twists and turns that make the circuit the slowest the series visits.

The average lap speed at Mondello Park is less than 80mph thanks to the technical and bumpy nature of the track, placing huge demands on the handling set-up of the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000s of Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and James Haydon.

Rizla Suzuki approaches Mondello Park in good spirits after achieving its best results of the season at the previous round at Oulton Park. The team also enjoyed a solid full day test session at Croft last week.

Superbike racing starts at 13:40 on Sunday, May 21st at Mondello Park in County Kildare and will be shown on ITV1 from 13:30 (in conjunction with World Touring cars) and Sky Sports 2 at 20:30.


“I have said many times I want to be winning races and after getting so close with a second place at the previous round I want more than anything to top the podium this weekend at Mondello Park.

“I love the Irish, they are a great crowd and know their bike racing. They also party hard and that sits well with me; I hope to have a couple of good results and reasons to be joining them on Sunday night after the racing!”

“I had an epic race at Mondello Park last year on my Rizla Suzuki and really enjoyed myself. It is a track that rewards good handling and aggressive commitment to corners and that suits me down to the ground.

“After the last round we tested at Croft and spent time working on the high and low speed cornering on the GSX-R1000. We are in a strong position right now and with a little bit of the luck of the Irish I feel I can challenge for the podium at Mondello Park.”

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